What would Rachel Carson make of our world today? What would she think of fracking? Of the worldwide proliferation of toxic chemicals? Of government efforts to bend the rules for industry? Of industry’s penchant for discrediting scientists who tell the truth? Would she be surprised, or simply dismayed?
On this edition of Green Street, Patti and Doug discuss these issues with Dr. Paul Ehrlich, the outspoken and entertaining Stanford University professor, biologist and futurist who is the author of “The Population Bomb.”
A major chemical company recently announced it had produced genetically modified corn and soybeans that could withstand applications of 2,4-D, a highly toxic herbicide that was one of two chemicals used to make Agent Orange, the defoliant used during the Vietnam War.
On this edition of Green Street, Patti and Doug welcome Jay Feldman, Executive Director of Beyond Pesticides in Washington DC, to talk about pesticides in the food chain, how our government is letting us down and what you can do about it.